An Illinois lawyer has been disbarred by the state supreme court for misrepresenting his income on his child’s private school financial aid applications, in order to qualify for $22,830 in assistance over an approximately four-year period. […] providing falsified copies of his tax returns to the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, […] Paul Golden […] worked for more than 20 years at McDermott Will & Emery.
Der Hauptakteur war allerdings schon 21 Jahre nicht mehr bei McDermott, wie man hier erfahren kann:
The appellant, Bruce Golden, is a securities lawyer who worked for the appellee law firm McDermott, Will & Emery (MWE) for 21 years. He joined the firm in 1970, was made an income partner in 1976 and was made a capital partner in 1981. Among the clients he brought to MWE were a public real estate syndicator known as Avanti Associates (Avanti), and its promoter, Timothy Sasak.
In 1989, a class action suit (the Avanti suit) was brought against Sasak and Avanti for, among other things, violation of securities laws in the sale of its partnership assets. MWE was also named as a defendant. The plaintiffs sought to recover $120 million from MWE.
Merke: Bei Geld, da hört die Freundschaft auf. Insoweit war auch die Entlassung aus der Anwaltschaft nur folgerichtig, auch wenn es hier nur um vergleichsweise Erdnüsschen ging. Supreme Court of Illinois:
The petition by respondent Bruce Paul Golden for leave to file exceptions to the report and recommendation of the Review Board is denied. Respondent is disbarred, as recommended by the Review Board.
Das Leben ist hart!